Questions in the blogosphere

I'm kinda pooped from all the Benedict blogging of late. Meanwhile, a quick lookaround:From the Dept. of Silly Quesitons:Q: Did Laura Bush wear white to host the pope at the White House because she believes she is a monarch's wife or because she is signaling an assent to the rampant rumors that President Bush will become a Catholic when he leaves office?A: Cueing the Twilight Zone music, I'm going to hazard a guess: Mrs. Bush and Jenna Bush both wore black skirts to meet Benedict … [Read more...]

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Fascist? "You keep using that word…"

[Vizzini has just cut the rope The Dread Pirate Roberts is climbing up] Vizzini: HE DIDN'T FALL? INCONCEIVABLE. Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. -- The Princess BrideKeith Olbermann is increasingly reminding me of Vizzini the Sicilian in The Princess Bride, who declares every event he does not foresee as "inconceivable."In Olbermann's case, he seems to be misusing (or misunderstanding) the meaning of the word "fascist."Shall we help … [Read more...]

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An apology should not be mud-groveling

I thought Shuster's comment re Chelsea was tasteless and classless and said so.But I also think MSNBC's groveling response to it is way overboard. An apology. A few days in the penalty box and a memo saying "grow up and class up, people" would have more than met the case.Since the "pimp" remark, MSNBC, the most penitent sinner I've ever heard of, has already cancelled programming to promote Mrs. Clinton.Now this apology - this "without limit" apology by Keith Olbermann is so over the top … [Read more...]

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Durable Goods up 5.2%

Shrug. Okay. Durable goods are 5.2%.Orders to factories for big-ticket manufactured goods soared in December by the largest amount in five months, welcome news for an economy buffeted by talk of recession.The 5.2 percent increase in orders was a surprise finish for the manufacturing sector at year's end — a segment of the economy considered to have had a poor year.The increase in orders, as reported Tuesday by the Commerce Department, was far larger than had been expected. The strength c … [Read more...]

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An “I have to go work for pay” roundup

Blogging is fun but it don't pay the rent. While I'm off doing what I have to do to get paid (note - my paypal/amazon buttons have moved to the right side column!) here is a round-up of things you might find interesting, in no particular order! Enjoy!Say it again: Socialized Medicine does not work! Read this at Fausta's and feel the chill wind. And the poor care.Christopher Hitchens, oozing disdain for the Clintons and their race-baiting.Pre-Dawn, February 3, be there, or be square: A … [Read more...]

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An "I have to go work for pay" roundup

Blogging is fun but it don't pay the rent. While I'm off doing what I have to do to get paid (note - my paypal/amazon buttons have moved to the right side column!) here is a round-up of things you might find interesting, in no particular order! Enjoy!Say it again: Socialized Medicine does not work! Read this at Fausta's and feel the chill wind. And the poor care.Christopher Hitchens, oozing disdain for the Clintons and their race-baiting.Pre-Dawn, February 3, be there, or be square: A … [Read more...]

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Election ’08, Dems: Mocking, Memes & Apologies

You know, I might be better at this political analysis stuff than I knew. A few weeks ago I predicted Hillary's Pre-New Hampshire Primary tears and a day later (maybe it was just the new year's champagne) I wrote this:Team Clinton has just given Team Obama the weapon which could well take Hillary down: mockery. Since it is unlikely that the mainstream press will ever cover the fundraising issues and shady connections that would bring down any politician other than Mrs. Clinton, her opponents … [Read more...]

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Election '08, Dems: Mocking, Memes & Apologies

You know, I might be better at this political analysis stuff than I knew. A few weeks ago I predicted Hillary's Pre-New Hampshire Primary tears and a day later (maybe it was just the new year's champagne) I wrote this:Team Clinton has just given Team Obama the weapon which could well take Hillary down: mockery. Since it is unlikely that the mainstream press will ever cover the fundraising issues and shady connections that would bring down any politician other than Mrs. Clinton, her opponents … [Read more...]

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Iraq War & Warming: A Study in Irony – UPDATED

It occurs to me that there is a delicious irony playing out before our very eyes, and no one seems to have spotted it, and here it is:President Bush, using dubious (but largely agreed-upon) intelligence, and inspired by his view - a view some would call "alarmist" - that terrorism is the greatest threat to humanity life and liberty on the planet, went to the UN and called for international movement to depose Saddam Hussein and engage Al Qaeda in a ground war. Some say Bush brooked no debate … [Read more...]

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Al Gore’s got my vote!

(Via Instapundit.) He gets it. Al Gore understands Iraq's connection to terrorism and Saddam's murderous ambitions. He gets the connection between Iraq and the Achille Lauro! He really, really hates Iraq and Saddam. He's aware of the dangers of Iraqi interests in nuclear weapons! Al Gore gets the danger of Saddam Hussein!Or, he did, once upon a time. Watch the tape, before it is taken down.As I have said before:...it was the policy of the United States ever since 1998 - under Bill … [Read more...]

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